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Naomi Osaka tops list of highest-paid women athletes for 2022

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Naomi Osaka has been the world’s highest-paid woman athlete over the last year, according to a list of the top-earning athletes released Wednesday by Sportico.

Osaka has brought in $53.2 million in the last 12 months, according to Sportico, which puts her at No. 20 among all athletes. She sits first among athletes under the age of 25, ahead of Kylian Mbappé ($48.8 million), Max Verstappen ($43 million) and Trevor Lawrence ($32.8 million).

While she brought in just $1.2 million on the court, she brought in an estimated $52 million off it in endorsements. Only LeBron James, Roger Federer, Tiger Woods and Cristiano Ronaldo earned more money from their sponsors.

Serena Williams was the only other woman athlete to crack the top 100. Williams earned $35.3 million in the past year, which placed her at No. 52 on the list.

Osaka announced just yesterday that she has parted ways with IMG to start her own sports agency, EVOLVE, with her agent Stuart Duguid.